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told you last night we have an out of control situation. in california, gasoline prices have been rocketing higher in the last 24 hours it has gotten even worse getting close to $6 a gallon in some places. others have no gas to sell at all. nbc's kristen dahlgren from los angeles with us. good evening >> reporter: good evening, since we talked yesterday, things have gone up, take a look. 5.89 as prices in california close in on all-time record highs. just when people in california thought things couldn't get worse. >> five bucks? oh, my god. >> reporter: even bigger sticker shock. >> i had no idea it had gone up this much, you know, just overnight. >> reporter: prices up another 20 cents a gallon since midnight. >> how can it go from what was it? 4.70 a week ago? in california, the price is up 36 cents, to 4.49, 67 cents from last year when gas was 3.82. and some stations are topping five dollars, that is if they have gas. many costco stations shut down this week after running out. and independent stations say they can barely break even. wholesale prices are so high. >> every day,
was restricted by the california dmv. >> the physician told me he was required by law to report to the state that i had had a stroke, and that meant that they would -- they may take my car keys. and that to me was like a death sentence. >> reporter: when it comes to older drivers and the dmv, requirements for driver's license renewal vary from state to state, whether it's a vision, written or driving test, there is no standard national guideline. california and five other states require physicians to report patients who may be a risk on the road. but experts say with more americans driving into their 90s, more scrutiny is needed. >> put your brake on. >> health care providers are not really knowledgeable about driving, and what are the circumstances in which somebody should not continue to drive. >> reporter: aaa is trying to avoid accidents involving senior drivers. in 2003, an 86-year-old plowed through a santa monica farmer's market killing ten. two months ago in los angeles, a 100-year-old driver hit a group of school children. >> these serve as wakeup calls, not just for older drivers,
a look. 5.89 as prices in california close in on all-time record highs. just when people in california thought things couldn't get worse. >> five bucks? oh, my god. >> reporter: even bigger sticker shock. >> i had no idea it had gone up this much, you know, just overnight. >> reporter: prices up another 20 cents a gallon since midnight. >> how can it go from what was it? 4.70 a week ago? in california, the price is up 36 cents, to 4.49, 67 cents from last year when gas was 3.82. and some stations are topping five dollars, that is if they have gas. many costco stations shut down this week after running out. and independent stations say they can barely break even. wholesale prices are so high. >> every day, the price is going up, crazy. we have no control in it. >> reporter: they tried to explain that to customers. >> chevron's facility down, exxon mobile, tough to find gasoline because of the refinery production taking a big drop. >> reporter: on thursday, valero announced it would suspend spot sales of gasoline, although it would continue to supply its own gasoline. while they could br
in our d.c. newsroom. >>> now out to california. of course, the driving capital of the world where the problem concerns gasoline. both where to buy it and what you'll pay for it. nbc's kristen dahlgren, good evening. >> reporter: take a look. 5.69 for unleaded. so much, they actually had to put signs on the pumps apologizing to customers and saying it's not our fault. this is normally the time of year when we see gas prices drop. but while californians slept last night, prices went up an average of eight currents a gallon and experts say they're still climbing. they're calling it the highest single day increase in history. it comes down to refinery and supply chain problems. it started with the the fire at the richmond refinery in august. there was also a power failure at an exxonmobil refinery in southern california this week. and a pipeline shut town that further cut supplies so much that some gas stations ran out of gas including a costco near los angeles. some station owners say they're thinking of shutting down completely. they say it's too difficult to sell at these prices. >
. >> reporter: in california today, president obama appealed to hispanics, dedicating the first ever national monument to a contemporary mexican-american, the late labor leader, caesar chavez. with the stakes higher than ever, the president put a spin on his own debate performance, rallying the supporters at a concert in hollywood last night. >> my understanding, it was an incredible show. and everybody here is an incredible professional, such great friends, and they just performed flawlessly night after night, and i can't always say the same. >> reporter: in today's speech, mitt romney also appeared to try to take away from the president's signature success overseas, as to the death of osama bin laden. he credited the military and professionals for that. >> here, traveling with the romney campaign, in virginia tonight, peter, thank you, and to the rest of our team, chief affairs correspondent andrea mitchell and our white house director, chuck todd, both in the washington bureau. chuck, let's begin with you, two new polls, different sets of numbers, what do the numbers tell you? >> reporter:
. the president is in california to raise millions and reassure hollywood supporters after a sub-par debate performance. >> four years ago, i said that i'm not a perfect man and i wouldn't be a perfect president. that's probably a promise that governor romney thinks i've kept. >> reporter: and after a week that recharged republicans and reenergized the race. they conceded that romney had a strong debate but called it dishonest. >> mitt romney had a theatrical performance just this last week, but the underpinnings of that performance were fundamentally dishonest. >> reporter: and explained what went wrong with the president's own debate performance. >> he was a bit taken aback with the brazenness of which governor romney walked away from so many of the positions on which he's run. >> reporter: promising there will be changes. >> i assume he has reviewed the tape and it will inform how he handles these subsequent debates. >> reporter: the campaign launching a new attack ad. >> this was dishonest. >> i'm not in favor of a $5 billion tax cut. >> reporter: and after romney took aim at sesame str
. gas now the most expensive ever in california. why folks in the nation's biggest state are paying the price. >>> freeze warning. after a summer like start to october, now the big chill. >>> sign of the times, kids packing the cafeteria, but not just for lunch. why more and more schools are now serving dinner. >>> and a tangled mess on one of the most congested highways in america, drivers can't believe it. a massive project brought to a grinding halt by the itsy-bitsy spider. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is nbc "fightly news" with lester holt. >> one month from today we'll be coming on the air counting down to the poll closings. the month to go mark in a race that's taken potential game changing twist this week. mitt romney's strong debate performance and yesterday's timely drop in the nation's unemployment rate. these are critical days on every level from fund-raising to how the candidates define themselves and each other to an electorate that is now fully engaged and focused. our andrea mitchell is standing by with analysis, but first nbc's peter alexan
breaking news story of a train derailment in california. our correspondent tonight, diana, in our los angeles bureau. >> good evening, a semi tractor-trailer drove into an amtrak train south of fresno causing the last three cars on the train to derail. the train was carrying 169 passengers and four crew members bound for bakersfield from oakland. more than 40 people were taken to hospitals. fortunately, the sheriff's department said there were no serious injuries. while the authorities are investigating the cause of the accident. it happened at a gated crossing that has been the site of collisions before. now, back to brian williams. >>> first monday in october. that means first day of the new supreme court term when we learn which of all the cases that will affect our lives the court has agreed to decide or cast aside. our man at the court pete williams says to expect big decisions on voting rights, affirmative action, and same-sex marriage. the justices today refused to hear a claim that those airport full-body scanners allow the tsa to see too much of us. some notable departures in
endeavour to make its way home. to the california science is center toyota was chosen as the official truck to move the symbol of the retired space shuttle program. journey covers 12 miles over two days of an average speed about two miles an hour. >>> astronomers believe they discovered another planet in another solar system made out of a rough diamond. it is slightly smaller than jennifer aniston's new engagement ring. lasts just 18 hours on this new diamond planet. >>> and yankees manager, joe gerardi, made a gutsy call, benching a-rod, leading the yankees in strikeouts. because the yankees wanted to win the game, he put in veteran raul ibanez, age 40, who hit a homer to win it in the 12th. the yankees skipper is leading his team, despite the announcement today that his father had died this past weekend. >>> and one of the toughest guys this nation has ever produced has died. and given his life story, no one can really believe that basil plumley lived to the age of 92. he was a sergeant major in the u.s. army, the top enlisted rank. they are closest to the commander and run the unit, hand
, the space shuttle "endeavour" has reached it's final destination at the california science center. >>> and finally tonight, what are we to make of daredevil felix baumgartner's free fall from space. >> reporter: felix baumgartner isn't the first daredevil to command a day's headlines and front pages with a stunt that seems unbelievable and he surely won't be the last. but will you remember his name a year from now? a month? next week? if you remember so many of history's other daredevils, the wire walker that crossed between the twin towers. the human spider-man who scaled the sears tower. a few career daredevils have managed to become cultural touch stones, but for the most part, a can you believe that stunt is exactly that, a stunt, however difficult or improbable or dangerous. that's why the men and women who pull them off are so often seen as daredevils in search of fame. think of the crowds who have lined the streets of l.a. for parts of three days now just to see and be near the shuttle endeavor as it inched its way to retirement. there were thousands who couldn't take their
crimes over and over. a bankrupt state and overcrowded prisons. it's a formula that forced california to institute re-alignment as the governor called it last october. well, here we are a year later, and now what? in tonight's reality check sam brock joins us to look to see whether re-alignment is working. is it? >> that's the question, jessica. it's produced
at capturing your imagination and your money. miguel almaguer, nbc news, san jose, california. >>> apple stock was actually down today, because investors fear the $329 starting price for the ipad mini is too high for the market. that only contributed to an already rough tuesday on wall street. weak earnings reports from companies like dupont and 3 m helped send stocks lower right at the bell. the dow was down 243 points, it's biggest drop since last june. nasdaq and s&p 500 were both down as well. >>> still ahead for us, what could be a new option for women who want to have children but first have to deal with a life saving ordeal. >>> and later, pippa middleton decides it's time to go public. and she's open about what she's best known for thus far. >>> in news tonight about women's health, the dilemma faced by many young women who have to endure treatment for cancer while knowing it could make them infertile. now, a still relatively new procedure has successfully given some women a second chance by in effect freezing time. our report tonight from our chief medical editor dr. nancy snyderman.
tomorrow and what they need to know. >> and another shark attack along the california coast. now. >>> good evening and thanks for joining us. i'm jessica aguirre. >> and i'm raj mathai.
, california. >>> apple stock was down today, because investors fear the $329 starting price for the ipad mini is too high for the market. that only contributed to an already rough tuesday on the market. the dow was down 243 points, it's biggest drop since last june. nasdaq and s&p 500 were both down as well. >>> still ahead for us, what could be a new option for women who want to have children but first have to deal with a life saving ordeal. >>> and later pippa middleton decides to go public and she's open about what she's best known for thus far. [ male announcer ] feeling like a shadow of your former self? c'mon, michael! get in the game! [ male announcer ] don't have the hops for hoops with your buddies? lost your appetite for romance? and your mood is on its way down. you might not just be getting older. you might have a treatable condition called low testosterone or low t. millions of men, forty-five or older, may have low t. so talk to your doctor about low t. hey, michael! [ male announcer ] and step out of the shadows. hi! how are you? [ male announcer ] learn more at isitlowt.com. [
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